Q. I am a federal worker who has multiple sclerosis. I would be eligible for disability retirement, but my boss just informed me that I am eligible for a buyout from our agency, the Administrative Office of U.S. Courts. I’ve worked there for about 17 years. I am only 45 years old and am confused as to which is the most advantageous option.
A. Because you have a disability that would make you eligible for disability retirement, you aren’t eligible for a buyout. Your only option is to apply for disability retirement.